Boondock Hygiene

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  1. Sheck

    Sheck Bobtail Member

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    Step 1: cut hole in floor
    Step 2: squat
    Step 3: wipe with left hand
    Thank you! Come again!
     
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  3. Studebaker Hawk

    Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member

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    After hauling bedbugs and blanket wrapped store fixtures, office furniture etc, there are many times after folding 250 pads at a construction site, no truckstop or shower for at least 24 hours, boondocking showers became the norm. Like to ride my bicycle in off locations, comes in handy then also.
    My solution. Get one of the 5 gallon flexible bladder camp showers, keep it full of water. Lay it out in the sun if you can. Get into your empty trailer, tail parked downhill. Close the doors most of the way, but block them so no one can lock you in. Hang the shower up, water drains out the tail. Don't forget soap and towel, fresh clothes. And don't sing too loudly....
     
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  4. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

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    My personal truck is getting a shower in a 72 inch bunk.

    I lived on a 23 foot sailboat Cruising

    A 96’ by72’ inch sleeper with full headroom is Pure Luxury

    To easy compared to living on a boat.

    In the summer just collecting the condensation runoff from the a/c units will give you 20-30 gallons a day shower water.

    A simple heat exchanger plumbed into the cooling system will supply hot water into a heavily insulated tank

    I don’t need a shower in the winter being I will never drive another one .
     
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  5. Studebaker Hawk

    Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member

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    Here is a product that comes in real handy. Couple of spray bottles, one with plain water, one with this soap designed originally for bed ridden patients, also used in camping, trucking, and even outer space.
    Would rather use this stuff than some of the truck stop showers I have seen.

    BODY CARE
     
  6. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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    thanks bud, now I’m ill, ha ha ha
     
  7. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    Paper towels, Meyers natural soap, and water from a 24 pack. Easy way to freshen up in the morning when there is no shower nearby. Nothing fancy, but it works. Can go days like this when necessary.
     
  8. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Those shower bags sold at Walmart will split their seams and you'll have a big wet wess. Ask me how I know.
     
  9. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    I hate to be critical here but,, if you have to take a shower, cook all your meals in your truck,,, you might want to think about driving for someone who pays a little better??
     
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  10. Wasted Thyme

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    the good ones they used to make I don't see any more. It was that 5 gallon nozelled drinking one with just a shower head type attachment. I've got a decent one from Amazon. Been working fine. But I don't fill it up to the 5 gallons. I don't need that much. I maybe use 1.5-2 at a time. Might be why it is holding up for me ok.
     
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